Official: Yassine Bounou signs with Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia

Yassine Bounou: “that’s why I didn’t sign for Real Madrid”

Former Sevilla FC goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, transferred this summer to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia, returned to his aborted transfer to Real Madrid. And the Moroccan international explained that the operation fell apart because of CAN 2023.

Announced last July at Real Madrid, where he should replace Thibaut Courtois, out for several months, Yassine Bounou finally joined Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. A move which has not at all caused the Moroccan international to lose its means, already author of three major outings under his new colors. The Riyadh team currently occupies first place in the Saudi Pro League standings with 13 points, after 5 rounds.

Everything is therefore going well for the Saudi giant and its new recruit, transferred this summer to the tune of 21 million euros. In an interview with the famous Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Moroccan explained the failure of his transfer to the Merengues.

“Yes, I had an offer from Real Madrid, I was the priority. The African Cup complicated things, so the deal fell apart”, Bono told El Pelotazo (via Fabrizio Romano). The 32-year-old goalkeeper is the number one choice in the Moroccan cages for the African tournament which will last one month, from January 13 to February 11, 2024. Which, of course, did not suit the interests of the Merengues who abandoned this file. Something to delight Moroccans who see that the Atlas Lion has never considered giving up the CAN.